Why do I get a black and white picture when I connect to S-Video from a SCART?

This is one of the most common questions that we get asked…

The original SCART specification did not provide for S-Video or Component Video, so it is only supported when the hardware concerned has the extra electronics to output or accept and interpret those types of signal.

If your equipment has the necessary facilities you will almost certainly need to turn them on as they tend to ship switched off by default. This will most commonly mean using a remote control to select from a menu, but can involve a physical switch.

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